Homosexuality In The Church / Edition 1

Homosexuality In The Church / Edition 1

by Jeffrey S. Siker
     
 

Outstanding authorities on Scripture, tradition, reason, biology, ethics, and gendered experience discuss one of the most divisive debates in the church today: the place of homosexuals in the community of faith. Each perspective is explored by two writers, one more conservative, the other more liberal.

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Outstanding authorities on Scripture, tradition, reason, biology, ethics, and gendered experience discuss one of the most divisive debates in the church today: the place of homosexuals in the community of faith. Each perspective is explored by two writers, one more conservative, the other more liberal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255459
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: Risking to Listen and to Learn
1Awaiting the Redemption of Our Bodies: The Witness of Scripture Concerning Homosexuality3
2The Bible and Homosexuality: Reading the Texts in Context18
3Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (1986)39
4Homosexuality: Challenging the Church to Grow49
5Homosexuality: A Case Study in Moral Argument61
6Sources for Body Theology: Homosexuality as a Test Case76
7Homosexuality: The Behavioral Sciences and the Church93
8Homosexuality and Biology116
9Another Option: Christianity and Ego-Dystonic Homosexuality137
10Overcoming Heterosexism - To Benefit Everyone145
11The Love That Dare Not Pray Its Name: The Gay and Lesbian Movement in America's Churches150
12Sex, Philosophy, and Politics: How and What the Church Must Decide in the Debate over Ordination of Homosexuals161
13Homosexual Christians, the Bible, and Gentile Inclusion: Confessions of a Repenting Heterosexist178
Appendix: Selected Denominational Statements on Homosexuality
Episcopal Church195
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America196
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)199
Southern Baptist Convention204
United Church of Christ205
United Methodist Church207
Selected Bibliography209

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